I don't think the Pistons took us very seriously until the last few minutes, which allowed the game to be closer than it probably should have been. But "gritty" is certainly the word I'd use to describe our performance.
Yeah, Nazr is working out great for us. I can see why he didn't get as much burn for you guys, as he does make some mental mistakes with the ball at times. However, his rebounding and offense have been huge for us, more than making up for the few TOs.